Newer cat owners- we’ve had two brothers for a little over 2 years now. Before that I hadn’t had a cat since I was a kid. Both rescues- friendly, cuddly, the absolutely best orange kitties you could ever ask for.
One of them peed on my husband comforter earlier this week and it was pink tinged with blood. They NEVER have mistakes, so I knew something was wrong. So we got him into the vet first thing the next morning. Poor guy had a fever, bit of an ear infection and ended up having a UTI and a stone after x-ray and urinal sample.
He’s on a couple oral meds and ear drops- I have to check after work to see what the 2 meds are, I just can’t remember right now. And they said both should be switched to the Royal Canin Urinary SO food probably permanently. She told my husband once they get this once it’s often a life long concern and that male cats often have narrow urine canals/tubes and that he appears to have a small bladder and could use to lose a little weight and that this can be genetic. We’re scheduled for a follow up in a month to re-xray to see the status of the stone and that if it does get stuck or become a probably he might need surgery to remove it.
What is the long term outlook for cats like this? I’ve been a lifelong dog owner and had horses for 20 plus years and don’t know as much about cats, so this was eye opening! And we absolutely love these 2 guys!
Is there usually good luck with the Royal Canin Urinary food preventing future issues? I’m also adding another waterer for them but they’re generally decent drinkers. Anything else I can do to help prevent?